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Melvin Sems - 80

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June 17, 2022

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Grand Island, NE

Melvin Dean “Mel” Sems, 80, of Grand Island passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 17, 2022. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p. m. Friday, June 24th, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. A Memorial service and Celebration of Mel's life will be held at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grand Island on Saturday, June 25th, at 10 a. m. Pastor Steven Peeler will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and Grand Island Veterans Honor Guard. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. Mel was born August 14, 1941, in Hastings, the son of Darrow and Maxine (Liedtke) Sems. He grew up in Grand Island, attended Jefferson Elementary and Walnut Jr. High School, and graduated from Grand Island Senior High, class of 1960. On January 19, 1964, Mel married Marlys Christensen. Their union was blessed with two children. Michelle was born in 1968 and Martin in 1971. Mel entered the United States Army on February 28, 1966,. . .